National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) is America’s premier rare isotope facility, serving more than 1,000 researchers from around the world, enabling them to explore the inner workings of atoms and their role in the universe. NSCL provides rare beams of rare isotopes, including new research capabilities with stopped and reaccelerated beams.

NSCL is a national user facility funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), supporting the mission of the Nuclear Physics program in the NSF Physics Division.

NSCL together with the FRIB Project comprises the FRIB Laboratory, the equivalent of a college, at Michigan State University. The FRIB Laboratory aspires to become the world’s leading laboratory for education and research in rare isotope science, in accelerator science, and in applications of rare isotopes to meet societal needs. To realize this vision, the FRIB Laboratory builds on the expertise and the achievements of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) as it establishes FRIB, which will extend the frontier of nuclear science through unprecedented discovery potential.

FRIB will incorporate NSCL assets, supporting a community of approximately 1,400 scientists from around the world. 

Learn more at the NSCL website.